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Mike T.

18 Reviews
Manassas, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 16 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mike T.

18 Reviews
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Scruggs Style Bluegrass 5-String Banjo

About Mike

I have played bluegrass banjo since I was 16 (I am now looking at Social Security). I have been instructing for eight years since semi-retiring from my day job. I use various teaching methods and aids and have participated in training programs with the finest banjo players in the country, includi

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Reed
Mike has done a great job teaching me. In a year and a half, I have gone from never playing a stringed instrument, to being able to jam with friends and family. I learned basic three-finger Scruggs style bluegrass banjo, and I making moves now to become an intermediate player. I really recommend Mike. He is kind and warm-hearted, and works with you to meet you where you are and improve your game. I now know about 10 songs that I can play lead on, and I can roll or vamp as back-up on any other bluegrass song. Mike has set me up now to work with intermediate techniques. Mike will help you learn!
Lorie
I have been taking banjo lessons with Mike for two months. The instruction has been really useful for me. I debated for a long time about whether or not to take formal lessons. I am so glad that I did. Mike is a very good musician and instructor. I am progressing and enjoying the experience. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Billy C.
First lesson was great. I was nervous, but Mike put me at ease and made me feel right at home. The lesson flew by, and I can't wait until we meet again.
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John B.

103 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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John B.

103 Reviews
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Learn how to play Banjo!

While learning the Banjo, students will learn specific rolls such as forward and backward rolls, chords strum patterns, rhythm playing and various songs such as Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Dueling Banjos. They will learn the styles of Bluegrass and Claw Hammer playing.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of musi

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Syed M.
Very approachable and knowledgeable!
Scott B.
John is very patient and extremely knowledgeable. He is the best instructor/teacher i have had in the many years I have taken lessons.
Judith W.
Excellent and it's just my first lesson!
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2005
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
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I've played guitar since I was eight years old and various other stringed instruments for several years. I love the banjo sound and played a bit on my original album Heliotropism. I'd love to help novice players get their feet wet with the instrument, strumming and plucking away at their favorite songs.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Michael K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael K.

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I teach beginner banjo in two styles; clawhammer (old-time) or Scruggs style (bluegrass).

About Michael

My journey with music began when I picked up the banjo as a middle schooler in West Virginia, inspired by the sounds of old-time mountain music. Fiddle has been my main focus for the past eight years, and has become a defining and shaping force in my life. I have been actively growing food for abou

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Matt O.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt O.

24 Reviews
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My tenor banjo (Irish tuning) teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***ALL OF MY LESSONS ARE CURRENTLY TAUGHT ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy. I

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Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
Joe
Matt is a great teacher with an extensive knowledge of guitar and music as whole. He is willing to help teach any song you want and has a great sense of humor.

Noah T.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Digital Audio from Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Noah T.

7 Reviews
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You can expect to improve at a rate you never thought possible! No more going down endless youtube rabbit holes.

About Noah

Teaching Philosophy: The goal I have for my students is that they will fall in love with music. From the beginning my students will develop skills in : -Theory -Improvisation -Note reading -Composition -Ear training -Musical Interpretation -Confidence and poise -Initiative -Attentio

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Shannon
I have been under the instruction of Noah for a little over two months now and I really enjoy his teaching style. I am older and not a proficient reader of music so Noah has had to start with very basic skills for me. He has done a great job of making it understandable. I am learning to read music and to play the ukulele at the same time, and am enjoying the online lessons.
Cynthia
Noah has been a fantastic Giutar teacher and really takes the time tillI I understand it , he is really knowledgeable and inspirational .
Sophie and Molly B.
My kids (ages 10 & 12) have had such a wonderful time learning with Noah. He is patient, kind, and encouraging as well as knowledgeable. He does a great job with beginners -- they are learning so many skills each week. And it has been such a blessing to us that he comes to our home!

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"Jared was my banjo teacher through Bantam Studios. He did a great job of keeping the lessons fresh each week and really developing our abilities. He was able to provide feedback in a way that felt helpful but not critical. If you are looking for a banjo teacher this is the best person for the job."
Sean
Took Banjo lessons from Jared E.
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"He is nice help with my strings . Looking forwards to next lesson"
Edward
Took Banjo lessons from Frankie P.
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"I am just at the start of my banjo odyssey...........
and I am realy looking forward to having a teacher that will first help me just get started.. Then help me lean to play the songs that made me want to lean how to play the Banjo.. and has me exited for the next lesson."
Robert
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"Learned more about music in just an hour than I ever did in the past."
Jack
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"Ray was very informative, and very passionate about teaching me and was very respectful and made me feel welcome.. I'm very excited about returning for my other lessons."
Jimmy
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"The instruction is both helpful and patient."
Tim
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Glenn is a great instructor. He is so patient and has a no-pressure style of learning that makes it fun. Highly recommend him......"
Jeffrey
Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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"I have been taking banjo lessons with Mike for two months. The instruction has been really useful for me. I debated for a long time about whether or not to take formal lessons. I am so glad that I did. Mike is a very good musician and instructor. I am progressing and enjoying the experience. I highly recommend him as an instructor."
Lorie
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"I’ve only forgotten the pandemic
when I’m playing the banjo with Jared.

I crave clear criticism
and he gives me the specifics
so I can truly improve.

Jared has all the qualities
you want in an excellent music teacher,
but what takes it to the next level
for me as a student is his enthusiasm and gentle humor.

Highly recommend.

—Janette"
Janette
Took Banjo lessons from Jared E.
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"So patient and funny! Just had my first lesson and can't wait to come back."
Eryn
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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